Internal Worms - live off the dogs
Worms, including the Whipworm are the common name for Canine parasites which exist internally and externally. As internal parasites they live off the puppy or dog robbing them of vital nutrients needed to stay healthy. Left untreated, intestinal parasites will stunt the growth and weaken young puppies. External parasites eggs or larvae are shed into the environment via feces and infect other dogs.
Dog Health Problems - Transmission of Worms including Whipworms
There are several species of whipworms and they are transmitted eating infective eggs or larvae which live in the soil or in small rodents. They can only be detected by investigating a stool sample.
Dog Health Problems - Symptoms of Whipworms
The symptoms of Whipworms are not always apparent but can include the following:
- Weight loss